Author Archives: Maren

Prayer for Tigray Region, Ethiopia

God, we pray for the sufferingof the Tigray region,from ethnic cleansing that callssome of your children –despised and rejected,stricken, afflicted, bruised,by a perversion of justicecut off from the land of the living. We pray for those grievingmurder in the streets,and … Continue reading

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Prayer for Romania for Mărțișor

God, I celebrate with Romaniaon this Mărțișor – first day of spring,glad for my friendwho shares her traditionof the red and white stringworn from this March 1until the day when trees bloom,and then hung on the trees. I confess, Holy … Continue reading

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Holy Communion Liturgy for March 7, 2021

This is my twelfth month sharing a service of Holy Communion designed for communities of faith in which all or many are sharing worship in their own homes with a few others or alone. I am grateful to LL Kroouze … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Children

God, we pray for the daughtersof Zamfara, Nigeria,kidnapped in the night,from Jangebe town,as many as three hundred takenfrom Government Girls Secondary School. We pray for children unaccompaniedat the US southern border,seeking to be reunitedwith families and sponsors,waiting in sheltersstrained by … Continue reading

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Words from Psalm 139 for Countries with no or limited access to Covid-19 vaccine

Where can I go from God’s spirit?Or where can I flee from God’s presence?If I ascend to heaven, God is there;if I make my bed in Sheol, God is there.If I take the wings of the morningand settle at the … Continue reading

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Blessing for Myanmar

May the memory of Mya Thweh Thweh Khine,shot before her twentieth birthdayand of those who died this weekendin protests against the couplive on in the courage of others. May the ‘hunger games’ salutegive hope to those young,and the messages and … Continue reading

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Prayer for Grieving 500,000 Dead of Covid-19 in the United States

Holy One,who blesses those that mournand do not hurry into being comforted,we sit down into the lossof those we know,and those that nowwe’ll never have a chance to know. We grieve the stories they will not live,the songs they will … Continue reading

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Christchurch, Ōtautahi, ten years later

God is in the flowers,but God was not in the earthquake. God was in the prayers of the world,the tears of those who grieve,the courage of rescuers,and these ten years of re-builders. God is never in hurricane winds,or tsunami, tornado, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Ingenuity and Perseverance on Mars

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars that you have established … Psalm 8:3 God, We lift up this NASA Mission,a six month journey of awe,to look more closelyat your fingers’ workin … Continue reading

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Prayer for Texas

God, they are boiling waterand it is simply to drink,except in placeswhere there is no power for boiling. They are lighting candleswhen the lights have gone out,and there are fires. They face frozen pipelinesand frost-bitten fingers,icy highways,desperate nursing homes,hospitals, and … Continue reading

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